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Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

Florence Henderson, 'The Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

Florence Henderson, whose portrayal of Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch” created an idealized mother figure for an entire generation, died Thursday. She was 82.

Henderson died from heart failure about 7:30 p.m. while surrounded by her four children, her longtime manager and publicist, Kayla Pressman, said.

“The Brady Bunch” ran from 1969 to 1974. But the sitcom about a blended family of three girls and three boys growing up under one roof in Los Angeles became a cultural icon, the subject of countless sequels, movies, plays, books, satires, spoofs and memes. Its 1970s fashion has been celebrated and mocked. The Studio City home that served...

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